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Holiday Gift Guide for Officers

Holiday Gift Guide for Officers

Here are some gift ideas ranging in price from the thrifty to the spendy for your fellow officers, the officers in your family and your hearts, and maybe for yourself.

December 16, 2020

Quotes to Inspire Greatness in Law Enforcement

Would I Still Become a Police Officer?

I couldn’t pretend in good conscience that a new officer will have a career like I’ve had, knowing how drastically different a cop’s job is today.

October 15, 2015

Four Stresses Cops Deal With That Non-Cops Should Know About

There are similar occupations (military, firefighting, EMS first responders) but just as a cop can’t claim to fully understand any of those particular jobs (with the exception in some cases of public safety departments) the job of a police officer stands unique in its own right. The best men and women who take on the vocation of being a police officer understand that it truly is a “calling” and not just a job. A good cop must be committed to a clear concept of the purpose of law enforcement in a

August 24, 2015

Remember "The Mission"

Remember "The Mission"

With very few exceptions, it is my belief that the men and women who serve in law enforcement made the choice to wear a badge because they believed that they could make a difference in the lives of others.

August 14, 2015

Advice for the New L.A. Sheriff

Advice for the New L.A. Sheriff

Can the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department assert itself as one of the best and most innovative departments in the country? Can it say that it serves its communities as vigilantly and as well as other law enforcement agencies? Can it say that it still enjoys the reputation in the profession that it once did?

February 4, 2014

Friend, or Foe…Or, Neither?

I couldn't help but note how the absence of supervisorial intervention had played out for others elsewhere; how their failure to stem some cancerous problem exacted ever greater tolls later. What might have culminated with a written reprimand or a punitive day off instead ended up being the irrevocable loss of careers, families, and freedoms. A few employees ended up taking their lives.

January 20, 2014

Keep Your Sense of Humor

As a demonstrably immature 21-year-old, I defensively adopted a more reserved demeanor in the hopes that it would be interpreted by the academy staff as reflective of a sober nature. I beat down any temptation to crack a joke in the academy with whack-a-mole determination and my effort was so successful that I quickly became known as "stress cadet”

December 23, 2013

We Need Smart Cops

We Need Smart Cops

I'd sleep better knowing that those tasked with the power of making life or death decisions were those most capable of doing so.

May 16, 2013